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Mora River
Mora River is located in New Mexico
Mora River
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence Osha Mountain
36°16′4.47″N 105°19′33.54″W / 36.2679083°N 105.3259833°W / 36.2679083; -105.3259833
River mouth Confluence with Canadian River
1,409 ft (429 m)
35°43′40.14″N 104°23′13.93″W / 35.7278167°N 104.3872028°W / 35.7278167; -104.3872028
Basin features
Progression Canadian RiverArkansas RiverMississippi RiverGulf of Mexico

Mora River, also known as Rio Mora, is a stream in Mora and San Miguel County, New Mexico. Its headwaters are on Osha Mountain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The river flows downstream primarily through private land, but there are areas for fishing brown and rainbow trout below on public land in the town of Mora. It is a tributary of Canadian River. It was called Rio Mora or Rio de lo de Mora on early maps. There is a separate stream Rio Mora that is a tributary of Pecos River.


The headwaters are located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Chacon. The stream flows south through Mora, east through La Cueva and Watrous to the confluence at Canadian River, north of Sabinoso.


Coyote Creek, which runs through Coyote Creek State Park, is a tributary of Mora River.

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